Programme Support Officer

at Interpeace
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted June 27, 2021
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


Job title: Programme Support Officer
Organization: Interpeace
Closing date: 2 Jul 2021

Interpeace is an international organization for peace building that supports locally led peacebuilding initiatives around the world. Interpeace tailors its approach to each society and ensures that the work is locally driven. Together with local partners and local teams, Interpeace jointly develops peacebuilding programmes and helps establish processes of change that connect local communities, civil society, government and the international community.
As a strategic partner of the United Nations, Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices around the world.
For more information about Interpeace, please visit
Position within the Organization
The Programme Support Officer is a member of the Programme Management Unit which manages and implements all of Interpeace’s active and ongoing programmes around the world. The Programme Management Unit is led from the Headquarters office in Geneva, although team members are based in various locations including in East and Central Africa, West Africa, Europe and the MENA region.
The Programme Support Officer reports to the Country Representative Burundi.
Purpose and General Overview
The Programme Support Officer supports the follow up and the context analysis in the country where Interpeace operates. S/he supports Interpeace to implement its mandate in collaboration with the Country Representative and supports the collaboration with the finance officer on financial aspects, such as budget monitoring.

The duties of the Programme Support officer cover 3 areas:
• Strategic Engagement
• Programme Management & Development
• Management – institutional coherence

Duties and responsibilities
Strategic Engagement
• Supports all areas of implementation as directed by the Country Representative
Programme Management and Development
• Supports in drafting and developing of concept notes, proposals and donor reports
• Supports the programmatic management of the partners organizations to ensure that they implement the programmes in a professional, coordinated and relevant manner
• Supports local partners in all aspects of project implementation, including planning and conducting participatory action research, setting up and supervising dialogue spaces, conducting advocacy activities at local, provincial and national level
• Supports the M&E Officer in the monitoring and elaboration of programmatic results and impact
Management – institutional coherence
• Support in the coordination, with the Great Lakes Representative on programmatic implementation as required and is directed by the Program Officer with other units of the organization
• Supports operational activity implementation
• Collaborates with the finance officer to ensure that each partner’s annual and quarterly budget forecasts are developed on the basis of the activities agreed in the planning and within the budgetary limits and ensures the funds are used to achieve the expected objectives and in a cost-effective manner (cost ratio and results achieved)

• Advanced degree in peace-related studies, social or political science or other relevant fields

• 1-2 years of experience in peacebuilding, political and/or developmental work with increasing responsibility

• Understanding of current thinking on peacebuilding issues and methods; and demonstrable ability to anticipate emerging needs and integrate them into priority programme setting
• Practiced organizational and planning skills; and has some knowledge of project cycle management including using project planning and management tools
• Strong writing and communications skills in English and French is required

Interpeace Competencies
• Collaboration and Weaving
• Communication
• Drive for results
• Adaptability and Continuous Learning
• Respect for Diversity
Success factors
• Strong commitment to supporting local peacebuilding initiatives and to the values and working principles of Interpeace
• Excellent social and inter-cultural skills, outstanding communication skills to a variety of stakeholders from different backgrounds
• Creative team player with a commitment to inclusiveness and consensus building
• personality with tact and a high adaptation capacity
• Identifies with and is committed to Interpeace’s core values and working principles
Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims at achieving greater gender parity in all levels of its work. We welcome applications from women and men, including those with disabilities.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 12

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

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